Joseph Campbell was known as an American Mythologist, Writer and Lecture who was known for his study in mythology and religion. After much research he discovered the similarities between each and every story, what he also identified was that there was a set structure within each one of these stories. He soon came to realise that this structure is also evident within our own lives, as we grow and develop as individuals and move through the journey of life. Those of us wanting to do something extraordinary with our lives will naturally follow this process. Once we understand this process, we can make transformation’s in our lives much more quickly and at the same time live a life with purpose and passion. Joseph Campbell often uses the phrase…
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. – Joseph Campbell
So, how can we use the structure of The Heros Journey to transform our lives? First of all we have to get clear on what we want in our lives. Take some time to think about who you are, what would you want to create and what drives you each and every day. Notice if there is a deep calling within you to do something within your life, this will be the first stage of your transformation and journey, what Joseph Campbell describes as your call to adventure. Its starts by aligning yourself to your passion and purpose.
Now that you have identified what you want to do in your life, you then want to go and search for a mentor that can help guide you through your journey. Often your mentor will show up in your life, as the saying goes – “When the student is ready to teacher will appear”. Your mentor is your guide and in some ways your conscience, guiding you on your journey to success.
Once you have connected with your mentor, you are ready to cross the first threshold, start your journey and begin your transformation. You are now ready to approach the next stage which is your Road of Trials, this is where you will grow and develop as an individual. You will face many challenges and obstacles ahead and each one is there to help you grow and develop. It is important here to keep aligned with your purpose for you will come across temptations that will guide you off your path. Remember your road of trials is there to assist your growth and development, face your fears and reflect on each and every learning as you move forward.
After the Road of Trials, you will face your final approach. This is a place of self reflection as you look back on your journey so far. During this phase you will call on all that you have learned so that you are prepared for your final challenge The Ordeal. In order to transition through this stage, you will have to bring together all that you have learned.
These stages through your journey can act as a compass in your life to allow your to transform you from where you are to where you want to be. No journey is going to be easy but allow that Hero’s Journey to be your guide and compass to you achieving success in your life.
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